Don’t Give Up!
Have you ever been on the path of enlightenment, peace, or stability and then BAM suddenly everything that can hit you comes out of nowhere and you wonder what you could have done to bring about the seven plagues of the world onto your life.
Ok not really the 7 plagues, but sometimes it feels like it.
Jesus spoke on parables to the people because he knew that not everyone can understand the word of God. It’s important to not only read the word, but to have knowledge, wisdom and understanding in order to fully apply it to our lives.one of my favorite parables is about the planter who planted seed in different grounds. There was a planter who sewed seed on rocky ground on fertile ground and on ground with thorns. As the word says, the sower goes out to plant seed and some of the seed lands on rocky soil. Because of this the plant was not able to take root into the soil it immediately sprouts up and is withered away by the sun. This parable refers to the ones that hear the word and receive it with joy but as soon as persecution befalls them they are discouraged and falls off. So many times we go to church or receive a prophetic word and feel all charged up for the lord and encouraged on Sunday, but as soon as trouble comes along we forget that we are more than conquerors.
See Jesus knew that as soon as you draw nearer to him that you put yourself in harm’s way of the enemy… Why? Because the enemy knows that you are being guarded with the weapons to bring damage to his kingdom so he wants to discourage you. How many of us know that as soon as you draw yourself closer to God that is exactly the moment when everything that can go wrong in your life probably will. That’s the enemy. I have experienced and conquered many spiritual attacks just recently with the launch of Faith Defense Ministries. But guess what…THE BLOOD OF CHRIST ALWAYS PREVAILS!!!
We must be diligent. We must be like the seeds that were planted on good soil. Seed that will take root and sprout and grow in ways that we cannot even imagine. Trust me, I know how difficult it is sometimes to see the light at the end of the tunnel. When my life seems the most bleak I remember that “All things are working for my good” and God is not a man that he should lie. This is why we are instructed to put on the full armor of God. We are in spiritual WARfare. It won’t always be easy, but we must arm ourselves and abide under the shadow of the almighty or else we will wither away Just as the plant that was sewn on rocky ground.
Somebody ought to tell God thanks